By J. S. Rafaeli
In 1982, elderly twenty-three, Simon Parkes paid GBP1 for an almost derelict construction in Brixton. Over the following fifteen years he grew to become it into Britain's so much iconic tune venue. And now he is telling his tale: jam-packed with fond - and wild - memories of the recognized musicians who performed on the venue, together with Robert Plant and Jimmy web page, Lou Reed, The Ramones, New Order, the Beastie Boys and The Smiths. this is often approximately one man's burning wish for achievement opposed to the chances, his ardour for dwell song and the buzz of these desolate tract years, a miles cry from the company international that controls the scene this present day. From rock-star debauchery and combining it up with Brixton gangsters to placing at the first criminal raves within the united kingdom and numerous backroom company offers, this can be the tale of the way to reach enterprise with out adventure and fulfil your teenage fantasies.